‘Turkmen’ Who Killed Russian Pilot Is Son Of Turkish Mayor

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Turkmen who killed Russian pilot turns out to be Turkish ultranationalist, and son of a Turkish mayor

A ‘Turkmen’ who claimed to have killed a Russian pilot after downing the Russian Su-24 jet on Tuesday, is actually a Turkish ultranationalist and son of a former Turkish mayor. 

Syrian rebel commander Alparslan Celik is the son of a mayor of a Keban municipality in Turkey’s Elazig province.

The mayor’s son is also a member of The Grey Wolves, an ultranationalist group who commit various political murders.

Rt.com reports:

Celik came under spotlight after he announced that as the two Russian pilots descended by parachute after the Su-24 jet was downed by Turkish military, both were shot dead by Turkmen forces on Tuesday.

A graphic video posted earlier on social media purported to show a Russian pilot lying on the ground surrounded by a group of armed militants.

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